Obedience Brings Favor
Humility will bring you before kings. When you are humble, people will love to associate with you and they will honor you.
After King Xerxes have decreed and banned Queen Vasthi from his presence, he sought a woman, and his advisers went to look for a beautiful virgin for the king.
So some beautiful virgins across the town were selected including Esther. The women would be taken to the king’s palace and trained for a period of time. When their time comes, they are taken into the king’s private rooms; the next day they are taken to another place and would never see the king again unless the king requested for them by name.
So when it was Esther’s turn, she took advice from Haggai, the king’s bodyguard, she accepted Hegai’s advice.
Esther 2:15B, 17 “When it was Esther’s turn to go to the king, she accepted the advice of Hegai, the eunuch in charge of harem. She asked for nothing except what he suggested, and she was admired by everyone who saw her. And the king loved Esther more than any of the other young women. He was so delighted with her that he set the royal crown on her head and declared her queen instead of Vashti”
That’s what favor does! Remember, the other girls were virgin too just like Esther. But she was favored because she took advice from the king’s bodyguard and she obeyed the instruction.
Esther 2:18 “To celebrate the occasion, the king gave a great banquet in Esther’s honor for all his nobles and officials, declaring a public holiday for the provinces and giving generous gifts to everyone.
That’s what favor does, but it doesn’t come by mere wishing. There must be test; it’s such tests that brings favorable results when you pass.
Ask God for favor today.